The first thing that comes to mind is turning off the Flash plugin entirely. This can be achieved by going to Settings -> Show advanced settings... -> Privacy -> [Content settings...] -> Plug-ins -> Disable individual plug-ins and clicking Disable near the Shockwave Flash plugin. Might be an option, but I really like to watch Youtube every once in a while, therefore digging into the browser settings and switching the plugin back and forth on a regular basis doesn't seem too appealing.
Luckily, Google Chrome offers another solution - disabling plugins for specific sites. To use this option, go to Settings -> Show advanced settings... and click [Content settings...] just under the Privacy section. Now scroll to the Plug-ins section and click [Manage exceptions...].
Now you can enter a domain and choose to block the plugins.
- Plugin exception settings can be quickly accessed by copying the following link into the Chrome address bar:
- This setting will affect all plugins for the specific site, not just Adoble Flash Player.
- If you want to block the plugins for most of the web and use them just on a few websites, select to block all plugins in the content settings and allow just those specific sites by adding exceptions.